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News November 10, 2018
Exclusive: Auditor-general found Morrison breaches
While mystery surrounds Scott Morrison’s sacking from Tourism Australia, a buried audit report shows numerous anomalies and concerns over contracts worth $184 million.
News November 03, 2018
Intelligence agencies’ pitch for powers
Growing suspicion over the government’s security and intelligence powers has seen the heads of two powerful agencies begin a charm offensive to try to win back public trust.
Politics November 10, 2018
Kerry O’Brien reflects on John Howard
For a significant part of Kerry O’Brien’s career, John Howard dominated Australian politics. The award-winning journalist talks about the former PM’s divisive recipe for success.
News October 27, 2018
Turnbull used to head off regional distrust
Malcolm Turnbull’s relationship with the Indonesian president is being used to shore up free trade negotiations as Scott Morrison hopes to convey stability abroad.
News October 20, 2018
How Scott Morrison changed his mind on Israel
Three weeks ago, the prime minister said there would be no changes to his policy on Israel. Then, on the eve of the Wentworth byelection, he changed his mind.
News October 06, 2018
Lobbyists dominate mental health sector
As the suicide rate rises, health experts say millions in government funding is going to unproven programs and the sector is captured by lobbyists.
News September 29, 2018
Exclusive: Morrison set reef grant terms
The terms of Malcolm Turnbull’s $444 million Barrier Reef grant were set by Scott Morrison, who as treasurer insisted the money not go to a Commonwealth agency.
News September 22, 2018
New domestic intelligence powers
A new Office of National Intelligence will have increased powers to access personal information and scrutinise online activities. But who will monitor the monitor?
News September 15, 2018
Exclusive: Dutton’s record on cabinet recusal
In five years, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has only once absented himself from cabinet discussions relating to child care.
News September 08, 2018
Exclusive: Dutton chose not to recuse
As Peter Dutton faces criticism over his intervention in au pair visas, details emerge of his involvement in cabinet discussions of child-care funding.
News September 08, 2018
Agencies spend big to block FOI requests
The government has left the position of freedom of information commissioner vacant for four years, slashing funding of its parent agency while spending almost $1 million blocking FOI requests.
News September 01, 2018
How Morrison played everyone
While Scott Morrison presented himself as a reticent candidate, in reality he used unpopular tax cuts to damage Turnbull and fooled Dutton over numbers.